- Explore the 51 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including three natural sites and 48 cultural sites, along with 8,710 nature reserves and 104 nature parks.
- Three popular events will take place across the long week BUGA 23 in Mannheim, Regional Garden Show in Höxter and Spring Festival in Munich.
Dubai, UAE – – Germany, a popular destination among GCC travellers, especially during Eid offers a diverse itinerary to visit and explore. From urban spaces, and close-to-nature regions, to sporting experiences, Germany has a lot to offer during this festive break, with a keen focus on an eco-friendly travel.
Every corner of Germany offers a natural spectacle that is waiting to be discovered and experienced; from destinations like Saxony, Rhineland-Palatinate, Bavaria and Lower Saxony, to culture and history-rich cities like Wolfsburg, Freiburg and Essen. Germany is also home to 51 UNESCO World Heritage Sites – which is also a new global campaign launched by the country this year – including three natural sites and 48 cultural sites.
Further, almost a third of Germany’s land area is a nature haven that includes 104 nature parks and 8,710 nature reserves.
With the springtime weather being pleasant this time of the year, travellers can explore and take part in outdoor events and activities that have long been popular among GCC tourists. Some of the major events that must be on GCC travellers’ itineraries are:
- The 2023 German National Garden Show (BUGA 23)
The German National Garden Show, short for BUGA, will take place in Mannheim from the 14th of April until October and will host over 5,000 events and attractions including flower shows, cultural exhibitions, leisure, and sports activities.
- Regional Garden Show in Höxter
Hosted from the 20th of April to the 15th of October, visitors to Höxter have the chance to see the town and its local UNESCO World Heritage site, Corvey Abbey, bathed in a sea of flowers as the town hosts North-Rhine Westphalia’s Regional Garden Show. The celebrations also mark the 1,200-year anniversary of Corvey Abbey, which will be at the heart of the show.
- Munich Spring Festival
The Spring Festival, an annual event taking place in Munich, Germany, will be held from the 21st of April to the 7th of May. During the festival, visitors can explore and indulge in a variety of attractions, including carnival rides and games, along with traditional Bavarian cuisine and live music performances and a parade; all-in-all visitors can experience Bavarian culture and enjoy the arrival of spring in Munich.
“Germany is welcoming travellers from the GCC countries during this Eid break, to discover and experience the country’s incredible tourism offerings. Witnessing the increase in last year’s numbers of GCC travellers to the country, we are positive to see an influx this year too,” said Yamina Sofo, director at the Dubai-based German National Tourist Office (GNTO).
Sofo continued: “This festive holiday falls during Germany’s pleasant weather months, making it the perfect destination for visitors.”